Able Wireless will launch this month in Kenya, finally. Why is this a big thing? Able Wireless is important here because it’s a Kenyan hardware/content startup that promised a revolutionary content solution, one that we have been missing for quite some time.
Able Wireless has had a major hurdle pre-production because of the time it took to get an operating licence, a whole year such that by the time they acquired it they were already burnt out financially due to operational costs without revenues. Now someone in the know, a third party informs us that the company is back at it and should be hitting the road this January with their product.
What do they have?
Able Wireless is an Android box with a custom UI for streaming video content. The way it works is you browse through the catalogue of content that’s refreshed quite regularly and when you select the video/series you want to watch, it pulls content in an initial phase of a few seconds and onwards there is no buffering as you watch your show.
It’s a subscription model product where you pay Kshs 500 a month to access your content. You will need to connect the box to an internet connection either via Wi-Fi or ethernet. The box has HDMI, USB 2.0 and composite cable slots for TV connection.
We will update when we have anything new, which we definitely will. Stay around.